Learn from some of today's most significant working artists.

Notable national and international award-winning artists visit the Art Students League of Denver every year to teach master classes to ASLD members and students. We are indebted to the visionary support of the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the advisory committee for our Visiting Artists Series.

Liene Bosquê | August 2018


ASLD welcomes Liene Bosquê for an artist talk and workshop. She will share her background, influences, and her multi-disciplinary practice.

Friday, Aug. 3 | 6:00-7:30pm
Location: ASLD | 200 Grant Street
$5 for members, $10 for non-members


For Liene Bosquê’s workshop, ASLD will collaborate with D3 Arts Creative District to make a Ceramic Tile Mural for the Westwood neighborhood in Denver. For this socially engaged project, Bosquê will address the immigrant communities of Westwood neighborhood from August 4–5, working together with community participants to create clay tile impressions.

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5
Free public workshop. No registration required.
Location: Westwood Neighborhood
Visit ASLD.org for more information

Henrik Bøegh | September 2018


ASLD has invited Danish master printer, Henrik Bøegh, to teach a week-long workshop on non-toxic printmaking this Fall.

Thursday, Sept. 13 | 6:00-7:30pm
Location: ASLD | 200 Grant Street
$5 for members, $10 for non-members


Ability: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Non-Toxic Intaglio: Bøegh is one of the most prolific advocates of safe, non-toxic print and artmaking. He will teach techniques using a non-toxic acrylic etching system, photopolymer film, and combinations of both. Printmakers and photographers who want to learn these techniques are encouraged to enroll in this workshop, as well as beginners who want to learn the new health and environmental friendly techniques in non-toxic printmaking.

Updated information coming soon!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Connie Burwell White and William W. White Foundation

Past visiting artists have included:


GREGG DEAL (June 2018) Presented an Art and Activism lecture, facilitated a workshop entitled Multimedia Piece: Art That’s Personal and hosted our regular Friday Teen Studio Night with kids ages 14-17.

WENDY SHALEN (March 2018) From Art Students League of New York, Shalen lectured on her career and held a workshop at ASLD entitled, French Inspired Master Drawings.


  • Beth Cavener (2015) gave a sold out lecture and demonstrated her monumental sized animal sculptures in person during a three day long demo.
  • Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, offered a lecture, and adult and teen workshops.
  • Erick Meyenberg, in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, offered a lecture pertaining to his installation work.
  • Jan-Ru Wan gave a week long installation workshop that concluded with a student exhibition.
  • Becky Yazdan discussed her abstract paintings and lead a workshop.
  • Gail Rieke– gave a lecture and workshop emphasizing her interest in traveling and journalling as part of her installation work.
  • John Balistreri demonstrated his  large-scale, clay sculpture techniques and lectured on his work utilizing 3D rapid prototyping technology to create unique ceramic objects.
  • Jenny Morgan lectured and taught a master class on the psychological self-portrait.
  • Bonnie Stahlecker  brought her bookmaking techniques to ASLD in partnership with the Guild of Bookworkers and lectured on the evolution of her books to sculpture.
  • Patrick Horsley  demonstrated his techniques in thrown and altered ceramic forms.
  • Bill Amundson lectured on his creative process and led a master class in drawing.
  • Jenny Dubnau taught a master class and lectured on her creative process in painting psychological portraits.
  • Del Harrow led students through exercises and experiments with new and old techniques in clay and slip-casting after an instructor-lead visit to the concurrent Marvelous Mud exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
  • Matt Brown introduced the Japanese Hanga Method in a woodblock printmaking workshop. See also Wood and Water article on Matt’s work.
  • Ricardo Mazal presented his unique artistic process which incorporates abstract painting along with digital photography and technology, monotypes, and video. See also Finding Meaning in the Abstract article on Ricardo’s work.
  • Jeanette Pasin Sloan who works in the great still-life tradition of Western art and takes a distinctly modernist approach to design and color.
  • Richard Notkin, whose teapots, ceramic sculptures, and tile murals are visual explorations into social and political commentary.
  • Chinese artist Yang Yang came to Denver with the Asian Arts Coordinating Council.
  • Zimbabwe sculptor Collen Nyanhongo.
  • VSA arts Colorado partnered with us to bring deaf Israeli artist Uzi Buzgalo to ASLD to present workshops.